2011 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 593
Sponsored By:
Delegates Dumais, Afzali, Anderson, Clippinger, Cullison, Glenn, Howard, Lee, A. Miller, Nathan-Pulliam, B. Robinson, and Valderrama
Crimes - Definition of Serious Physical Injury - Strangulation and Suffocation


Establishing that for specified provisions of law relating to assault, reckless endangerment, the abuse of vulnerable adults, and domestic violence, the definition of "serious physical injury" includes strangulation and suffocation.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/3 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Kathy Afzali, District 4A
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Luke Clippinger, District 46
Delegate Bonnie Cullison, District 19
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Aruna Miller, District 15
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Disabilities -see also- Blind; Deaf; Developmental
Domestic Violence -see also- Child Abuse & Neglect
Elderly Persons
Victims -see also- Criminal Injuries Compensation
Violence -see also- Domestic Violence; Harassment

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Criminal Law
( 3-201 , 3-201 , 3-202 , 3-204 , 3-604 , 3-604 , 3-604 , 3-604 , 3-604 )
Family Law
( 4-701 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered